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« on: September 07, 2011, 07:35:02 AM »

with all the weather, expect them esp if crabbing near tree lined shore, potentially frustrating and damaging gear. I was lucky last time, snag was 100' from 2nd float, couldnt lift or free the snag so ran it as being careful when to dump the line. when it was time to go , i pulled the anchor on the snagged side and cut the snap/ swivel to the line, then pulled from the other side. If the snag was more towards the middle id cut, pull one side and reattach;  Curious what other folks do, any tips? What do Comms do when you get a snag on 4000'?
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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2011, 07:41:17 AM »

with all the weather, expect them esp if crabbing near tree lined shore, potentially frustrating and damaging gear. I was lucky last time, snag was 100' from 2nd float, couldnt lift or free the snag so ran it as being careful when to dump the line. when it was time to go , i pulled the anchor on the snagged side and cut the snap/ swivel to the line, then pulled from the other side. If the snag was more towards the middle id cut, pull one side and reattach;  Curious what other folks do, any tips? What do Comms do when you get a snag on 4000'?

I figure out which side it got snagged from and try to pull it in the opposite direction, otherwise, pull as hard as needed to free.  Fortunately, I have yet to have the need to cut the line.  I had several snags on Friday and each one was easy enough to free because the line had been pulled into the snag from running the line with the waves on the side of the boat.
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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2011, 08:44:41 AM »

You pull it from different angles while yelling things like #^&%! and @%$#! Grin

Or unhook one end and to pull the $%&$#@%^&$er out that way  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2011, 09:01:30 AM »

I carry a spare jug or even a coke bottle
if you have to cut the line. Tie one end of the line to the bottle
run it from the other end, then tie that line to the line on the bottle
later you can put a swivel at that spot or a blood knot, if you want

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/776575/blood_knot_how_to_tie_a_blood_knot/

trim off the ends

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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2011, 09:11:44 AM »

with all the weather, expect them esp if crabbing near tree lined shore, potentially frustrating and damaging gear. I was lucky last time, snag was 100' from 2nd float, couldnt lift or free the snag so ran it as being careful when to dump the line. when it was time to go , i pulled the anchor on the snagged side and cut the snap/ swivel to the line, then pulled from the other side. If the snag was more towards the middle id cut, pull one side and reattach;  Curious what other folks do, any tips? What do Comms do when you get a snag on 4000'?

Whatever you do....DON'T try to pull it free from the stern Cry
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« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2011, 09:23:48 AM »

 The las time i couldn't get it loose i put a rope around my brothers waist and set him down to fix the problem.
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« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2011, 10:31:57 AM »

I carry a spare jug or even a coke bottle
if you have to cut the line. Tie one end of the line to the bottle
run it from the other end, then tie that line to the line on the bottle
later you can put a swivel at that spot or a blood knot, if you want

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/776575/blood_knot_how_to_tie_a_blood_knot/

trim off the ends

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Quit stealing my method............ laugh laugh laugh laugh
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« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2011, 10:32:37 AM »

The las time i couldn't get it loose i put a rope around my brothers waist and set him down to fix the problem.

This one I will remember.......sound like the mates job to me............. Grin
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« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2011, 10:39:49 AM »

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« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2011, 11:08:47 AM »

Quit stealing my method............ laugh laugh laugh laugh

I'm sure I stole it from somebody else
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« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2011, 11:13:26 AM »

I'm sure I stole it from somebody else
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I used my throw-able last Saturday. Grin
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« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2011, 11:20:28 AM »

I've had to cut the line before.  It aint too bad when you got a winder.  A week ago I had a snag and I tied it off to a spring line cleat and jammed it.  Popped it right out.
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« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2011, 11:40:04 AM »

Just throw it on the winder and open the valve all the way  Grin  If the bow goes under, ease off on the winder. Grin
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« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2011, 11:46:37 AM »

If I could keep the damm turtles from pulling my line, I'd never have a snag.
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« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2011, 08:52:50 PM »

This one I will remember.......sound like the mates job to me............. Grin

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« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2011, 09:17:11 PM »

Tried that but divorce after 41 years is too expensive .....

Freedoms just another word for nothing left to lose.............. Grin
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« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2011, 09:21:30 PM »

This one I will remember.......sound like the mates job to me............. Grin
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« Reply #17 on: September 07, 2011, 09:26:13 PM »

I've given up on trotlining,I have some kind of mental block that's making me a trotline idiot,first we couldn't get the line tight enough,then we got it so tight the whole [dang] thing sunk and we lost it,even went back at low tide and couldn;t find it,cages from here on in
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« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2011, 09:30:02 PM »



I reckon your floats were too small if you sank it and the lead lines too short for the depth.
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« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2011, 09:43:58 PM »

Line was too tight,floats were too smal,crabber has some kind of trotline mental block
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« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2011, 09:48:56 PM »

You should take a few trips with an expierienced trot liner. If ya wanna go sometime bmail ne.
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« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2011, 09:54:20 PM »

Line was too tight,floats were too smal,crabber has some kind of trotline mental block

Everyone must begin some where. Doing it on your own is a hard way to learn. You need to keep trying, change what needs to be changed and get back on the horse. If you stopped trying to walk the first time you fell down, you would still be crawling.............. Wink
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« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2011, 10:03:29 PM »

Everyone must begin some where. Doing it on your own is a hard way to learn. You need to keep trying, change what needs to be changed and get back on the horse. If you stopped trying to walk the first time you fell down, you would still be crawling.............. Wink
If I stopped trying the last time I fell down I'd have drowned drunk in a mud puddle  laugh
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« Reply #23 on: September 07, 2011, 10:04:57 PM »

If I stopped trying the last time I fell down I'd have drowned drunk in a mud puddle  laugh

Your just trying to be a Super Dave. Wink
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